Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, 2013 … right to the end of the year

My last post of the year. I shall probably continue next year too, though I may try to reduce the number of images per post and to increase the amount of “seeing” per picture. Anyway, yesterday started out surprisingly well, … Continue reading

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December 30, 2013 … so the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness dancing*

Stillness is a quality I value greatly. When I look out of my window and see no movement in my neighbour’s tree, I become more alert. What is the light like? Where should I be to get the best images? … Continue reading

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December 29, 2013 … there are more than fifty shades

Greyness has its compensations, whether in the hair or the sky. Our spell of un-summer continues, and the day was mostly grey. At least the wind has abated. My lovely granddaughter Maggie had her ninth birthday yesterday, and we popped … Continue reading

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December 28, 2013 … fragments of a season

Last year we had a summer. This year, we seem to have a jig-saw puzzle … fragments of weather that, if fitted together properly, might give some hints of what summer could be like. Yesterday had none of the missing … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 … the lifebelt shot

Do it now! Fresh from some light-hearted banter with a friend on Facebook, I think of all the things people put off until later, not knowing how much “later” will be available to them. I am on shaky ground here, … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 … recovering from too much of a good thing

Our family celebration on Christmas Day was great. Those of us who were in, or who made it to, Wellington gathered at the home of our younger daughter Helen and our son-in-law, Vasely. There were fourteen of us present, and … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 … time out from the feast

Christmas is almost over here. It’s 11 pm and I haven’t written the blog for yesterday’s images. As I am sure you will understand, Christmas is a family day and there has been little time for other things. My photographic … Continue reading

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